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The Best Positive Quotes About Gratitude

The word “gratitude ” comes from the Medieval Latin gratitudinem (nominative gratitudo), which means “thankfulness.”

The dictionary defines gratitude as “the quality, state, or feeling of being grateful or thankful.” 

Acknowledgment, recognition, appreciativeness, grace, honor, indebtedness, and praise are all synonyms of gratitude. 

The best positive quotes about gratitude

What are your grateful for? When you tune into what you are thankful for and what you appreciate in your life, you can instantly shift your mindset because you get access to the big picture and a wider perspective.

Gratitude is one of the most important skills a positive mom can learn, because thinking about what you already have -what seems big, what seems small, what seems trivial and what seems essential – takes your focus away from the negative emotions and experiences and raises your vibration.

If you are seeking for happiness, peace, and balance, an attitude of gratitude is absolutely necessary, and this collection of inspiring positive quotes about gratitude can get you started.

Positive Quotes About GRATITUDE

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” ~ Anonymous

The secret to happiness is quite simple: expect nothing and appreciate everything.” ~ Elayna Fernández

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh

“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.“~ Zig Ziglar

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” ~ Aesop

The simple act of saying ‘thank you’ is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a customer or citizen.” ~ Simon Mainwaring

“May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe.” ~ Hafiz

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~  William Arthur Ward

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” ~ Brian Tracy

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~ Denis Waitley

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” ~ Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” ~ Jacques Maritain

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust

It's not happiness that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us happy.

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” ~ Gertrude Stein

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~ Karl Barth

At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~   Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” ~ Amy Collette

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

“It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” ~ Anonymous

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” ~ Lionel Hampton

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~ Cynthia Ozick

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~ Gilbert C. Chesterton

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” ~ Buddha

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” ~ Eileen Caddy

“Let gratitude be your daily prayer.” ~ Elayna Fernández

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” ~ Brene Brown

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” ~ Sri Chinmoy

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” ~ James E. Faust

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
” ~ William James

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” ~ Ralph H. Blum

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” ~ Epictetus

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity…It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie

Gratitude is the birthplace of joy.” ~ Elayna Fernández

Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.” ~ Larissa Gomez

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~ Thornton Wilder

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” ~ Naomi Williams

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.” ~ Derrick Carpenter

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” – Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” ~ Doris Day

Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.” ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky

‘Enough’ is a feast.” ~ Buddhist proverb

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ Anthony Robbins

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” ~ Robert Quillen

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault

“Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” ~ Anonymous

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” ~ Frank A. Clark

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” ~ Gerald Good

“The root of joy is gratefulness.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” ~ Charles Schwab

“The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wooden

“The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead

“May you wake with gratitude.” ~ Anonymous

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne

“My day begins and ends with gratitude.” ~ Louise Hay

Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” Steve Maraboli

“Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” ~ Confucius

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” ~ Neal A. Maxwell

“We can choose to be grateful no matter what.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Gratitude changes everything.” ~ Anonymous

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” ~ John E. Southard

“Enough’ is a feast.” ~ Buddhist proverb

Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it.” ~ Stephen Richards

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” ~ Robert Braathe

Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else.” ~ Raheel Farooq

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” ~ Mary Davis

Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it.” ~ Tom Hopkins

“Gratitude; my cup overfloweth.” ~ Anonymous

In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day–or to celebrate each special day.” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Find the good and praise it.” ~ Alex Haley

“Today, I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” ~ Anonymous

“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet.” ~ Confucius

“Things must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” ~ Deepak Chopra

“There is always something to be grateful for.” ~ Anonymous

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ~ Voltaire

“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

“Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything. This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.” ~ Alan Cohen

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” ~ Leroy Satchel Paige

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” ~ Aesop

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

“Entitlement is such a cancer because it is void of gratitude.” ~ Adam Smith

“Through the eyes of gratitude, everything is a miracle.” ~ Mary Davis

“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” ~ Charles Schwab

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” ~ Dalai Lama

“What are you grateful for today?” ~ Anonymous

Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” ~ Rhonda Byrne

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~ Henri Matisse

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr

What is your favorite positive quote about Gratitude? …. Don’t wait until you get what you want to be grateful, for gratitude is the first step to living a happy, fulfilled, and successful life.



Wednesday 13th of November 2019

I'm totally pinning this for later! this list is awesome!

Jasmine M

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

I love the quote by Brian Tracy. “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” I feel like when you appreciate the moments that led to where you are and just take time to give thanks to everything that helped place you in the position you're in is really important.

Sondra Barker

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

I love quotes! This year I have tried to be more of a positive person by being more grateful for the things I have and these quotes are very inspiring.

Monica Y

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

These are all amazing quotes and perfect for this time of the year when we are all being grateful for so many things


Tuesday 12th of November 2019

I love this post. I make a point daily to wake up and be grateful for what I have :)